After about a week of planning a close to home trip. We settled on some Summer skiing on the Jackson Glacier. We are the Skier Boyz and this is what we do. Welz has come up to Whitefish for a month to get some work done on his Hydrology thesis and to escape the SLC burn. We have plenty of H2O up here and Jay has been sampling it in all forms. He has influenced his ways on Stefan and I and we have broken the trend of climbing on All of our days off.
|Mt Jacksons shoulder. The Glacier is on the other side of the ridge shown|
|Hiking in the 7 miles to camp|
|Camp on Gunsight Lake w gunsight Pass in background.|
Notice the 2000 foot waterfalls.
|Happy to be on skis and shorts in July|
|Dropping in on our first line Jackson Glacier saddle 7,800|
|Further down skiing the runnel lanes|
|Climbing up the second line off Jackson's shoulder 8,200|
|Blackfoot Glacier in background|
|Stefan finding his groove on the fine glacial corn|